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Experts Fear Alarming Crack in Reactor Pool

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posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 06:39 PM
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Apparently there were US contractors in the facility at the time of the earthquake and this is according to them. If this is the case, this is even more dire than the horrible Chernobyl accident.

Quote: "If the No. 4 reactor pool is cracked, engineers will face a problem that has no precedent and no obvious solution."

No precedent & no obvious solution...most dire.

www.newser.com...


The situation at Japan's stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex may be even more dire than realized, according to American nuclear experts.

If the No. 4 reactor pool is cracked, engineers will face a problem that has no precedent and no obvious solution, according to a physicist with the Union of Concerned Scientists. "My intuition is that this is a terrible situation and it is only going to get worse," he said.




posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 06:43 PM
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This story Japan Unit-4 Pool’s Heat Exceeded Three-Times Normal, IAEA Says , would seem to bear witness that the pool very likely could be cracked. If it is cracked, then there's no chance that water will cool the rods because there's no way to keep the water in the pool.


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posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 06:50 PM
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The Coalition / Libyan conflict has knocked this issue right off the top headlines and now there's reports that there is some stabilisation at the reactors, but here we have yet another concerning discovery. The reactor situation is still at a 5 and hasn't been downgraded yet. I really feel this issue merits more attention than it is getting now due to Libya, but anyway, good find.



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 06:57 PM
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The timing of the Libyan attack is interesting isn't it?



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 07:00 PM
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Originally posted by Iamonlyhuman
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The timing of the Libyan attack is interesting isn't it?


Yeah, I was thinking earlier it is kind of like turning to the next chapter reading a book. The new chapter still has references to the previous, but with a new focus, in this case, the military strikes on Libya.



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 07:06 PM
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Thanks for the info. The original story came from the Los Angeles Times. Click on the link to read a more detailed article about the situation. This is dire indeed.
www.latimes.com...



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 07:07 PM
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edit on 3/19/2011 by MissSmartypants because: mistake



posted on Mar, 19 2011 @ 07:12 PM
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Thanks. Not mentioned in the article is the fact that burning though the pool was the part of the Chernobyl disaster that was avoided. At Chernobyl, they were scared s***less that that would happen and they averted it. It seems Japan may have to see what happens when the rods burn through. It will be uncontainable unfortunately if this happens. God help us all, but mostly the Japanese..



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